Style: Australian Wild Ale
In 2021, St Phoebe was made by blending barrel aged golden mixed culture fermentation ale with 996kg of fresh, tree ripened Ebony Sun plums hand picked from Thornbrook Orchard in Nashdale, NSW.
At this month of release, we reckon it bursts open with spice aromas, cinnamon quill and star anise. Red fruits follow, sweet red apple, cranberries and grape. Red creaming soda and candy floss lift the nose at the end. The palate is soft and full. Fruit sweetness runs the length. There’s ripe plum, spiced apple and vinous undertones. The cooking spices play across the palate and work in tandem with savoury oak. Simple but seemingly complex, exactly how we like them.